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Vagabond Cruise

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Vagabond Cruise is Hilton Head Island's original sightseeing & excursion cruise operator located below the Lighthouse in world-famous Harbour Town since 1968. From dolphins to dinner, Savannah to sailing Vagabond has the cruise for you! Public trips...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
149 Lighthouse Rd, located just below the Harbour Town Lighthouse, Hilton Head, SC 29928-7207
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the dolphin ocean cruise in December. It was cool but sunny. The boat normally used for the dolphin tours was having work done, so we boarded the Spirit of the Harbor. The staff were all incredibly friendly and laidback. The captain was very...More

Thank vannahselby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great experience and all as mentioned in the discription we saw at least 23 dolphins and many other sea creatures. staff was friendly.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crew was very nice. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. I usually didn’t care for turkeys and stuffings. But I ate a full plate and more. Next time we will try out the summer time when the weather is warmer so we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stevensy2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid $180 for the three of us to get a glorified water taxi ride. The captain told us to look for dolphins, which we didn't see and a few words about a fort on the Savannah River. The engine noise was so loud we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Annie J C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great experience for us. We booked the 90-minute afternoon sail, but found out later that the required minimum (8 people) had not signed up. So the company scheduled us for the 2-hour sunset cruise the same day at no additional charge. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank waldodeefendorfer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We werent sure about what it meant to go shrimping but thought it might be fun after our other cruise was cancelled. It isnt a real 'hands on' experience with actual shrimping but we did learn about the nets, the process and were able to...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

The vagabond cruise is a must. Crew was excellent. Took their time to make sure we observe dolphins and other wild life. We will do the vagabond cruise in the future. Thanks guys. It was breathtaking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The purpose of the boat ride is to visit Savannah GA from Hilton Head SC dock. Mission accomplished. We’ve been to Savannah a couple of times and I learn a little more with each visit; town was founded as a colony of the British empire...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Silvergoat
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Did 2 hr sunset cruise. Well run and enjoyable. Would do it again. Smooth sail on nice boat. Crew helpful and informative. Saw a number of dolphins

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for something fun, exciting, and relaxing then this is one thing you need to add to your itinerary! It was a lot colder than we expected, and we should've brought jackets/blankets, but that didn't stop us from enjoying sailing and taking in...More

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Cathy W
September 15, 2018|
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Response from AudieSisson | Reviewed this property |
$32 or grab a event book and take out the $2 coupon or contact HHGS concierge and get major discounts
July 26, 2018|
Response from AudieSisson | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know but here is the cruse number 8433639026 the crew were very friendly and cruise was smooth
Liz D
May 17, 2018|
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Response from DannyPegg | Property representative |
Hello Liz, Thank you for your interest in Vagabond Cruise! From your question it looks like you are asking specifically for the Sunset Dinner Cruise. During the month of September we will be offering the Sunset Dinner... More
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Denton, North Carolina
Savannah: Vagabond Cruise or Go Ourselves? (5 Replies)
Okay..Ive read the forum trying to find out a little more info on this but cant find much. We are traveling to HHI over Labor Day for the week. There will be 8 adults and 2 children. 1 and 3 yrs of age. We all want to go to Savannah for the day but arent sure the best way to do it. We prob just want to walk around, get lunch, sightsee etc for a couple of hours. I see talk of a trolley? This maybe an option too but I dont know much about it. Cna you get on and off etc? So what would...More
August 04, 2009|
Response fromhhigirl|
We've always gone ourselves w/our kids in tow. We've parked at the visitors center and taken a trolley around (Old Savannah Tours is our favorite http://www.oldsavannahtours.com/). We usually do the On and Off tour so you can get off at a stop and walk around and then get back on when you like. It takes you all over the historic district including the riverfront. I've taken my kids on the trolley since my oldest was 2 (she's now 9) and they liked it and it was nice to be able to get off...More
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Vagabond Cruise - still in business? (3 Replies)
Traveling to the island in a couple of weeks and looking to take a cruise to Savannah. Looking at Vagabond's website and all I can find is 2010 schedules and information. Are they still in business? Is there a better cruise company on the island that provides the same or similar services? Thanks.
March 24, 2011|
Response fromjwprlp|
They are in buissness, I just booked a sunset dinner cruise for June.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Tammy Jane Shrimp Trawler Update (16 Replies)
The Tammy Jane was recently sold to the Vagabond Cruise company out of Harbortown. While the current tour will differ somewhat from the original, it will continue to trawl for shrimp while educating its passengers about marine life and the environment in which they live. Some notable changes are the location from Hudsons Dock to Harbortown and the duration of the tour from three to two hours. The trawler's initial cruise this season will be on Tuesday, June 14th. There will be a morning...More
May 30, 2016|
Response fromBearsfan51|
P.S. It will not operate on Sundays.